Exclusive Interview: Matthew Desmond, author of “Evicted”

Matthew Desmond’s recent book “Evicted” has drawn attention and praise for its thorough documentation of the nation’s low-income housing crisis. We spoke with Desmond about how housing and eviction should inform our understanding of poverty in America.

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A Common Sense Plan to Reduce Poverty

Former governor Jon Huntsman and former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, now national chairmen for No Labels, discuss their recent report on bipartisan policy solutions for the next president.

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Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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Nisha Patel to Lead New Partnership on Poverty and Mobility

The announcement of the U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty sets a high bar for what could get accomplished and the selection of Patel creates even higher expectations for the initiative.

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In the Spotlight

Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

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Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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